10 Famous Entrepreneurs over the age of 65


Entrepreneurs working after 65

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In today’s era, we plan to live fast and retire early. Watching young adults becoming successful, everyone wants to be a millionaire by the time we hit 30, put together a lot of wealth and have a retirement plan in place and ready to get out of the race by the time they are 40-45 years old. However, few entrepreneurs and businessmen don’t seem to have the word ‘retirement’ in their dictionary.

Seven out of ten top billionaires in the world are over the age of 65 and there are two who are over 50 years of age. Only exception to this is 32 year old Mark Zuckerberg, being at number 5th spot in Top 10 Billionaires List as of March’ 17.

Entrepreneurs and businessmen who work after the age of 50 have better networks, more experience, are more refined and have a capabilities of innovating (even more than a 25 years old).

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10 Famous Entrepreneurs over the age of 65:

1. Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet started earning very early in life. He showed interest in business and investment and was even making money by the time he was 11 years old. He did a variety of small businesses before switching over to investment career.

Warren Buffet is the most successful investor in the world and a billionaire, second to Bill Gates. He is 86 year old and doesn’t seem to have any plans for retirement.

2. Amancio Ortega Gaona

Amancio Ortega Gaona is an Italian Business tycoon and billionaire. He is well known as the founder of clothing brand, Zara. He opened his first Zara store in 1975 with his wife, Rosalía Mera. This 80 year old Business Tycoon still sits at the top governing the company and shows no sign of stepping down.

3. Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is well known as the founder of Oracle. This 72 year old Businessman is currently the Chairman and CTO of Oracle. He stepped down as the CEO of Oracle in 2014.

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4. Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist. He is the 10th richest person in the world. He is the founder and CEO of a global financial services, mass media, and software company, Bloomberg L.P.

This 75 year old businessman is also the 108th Mayor of New York City. Bloomberg also happened to be a licensed commercial pilot and pilots pilots an AW109 helicopter.

5. Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-shing is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Despite being a high school drop out he made his way up to become Asia’s richest man and one of the richest in the world. He is the most influential entrepreneur in Asia being present in wide array of businesses.

At the age of 88, he is the the chairman of the board for CK Hutchison Holdings, a conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong.

6. Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is currently the CEO of Las Vegas Stands, a casino and resort company.

He started his first business at the age of 12. He is currently 83 years old and has been a largest donor in U.S. Presidential Campaigns.

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7. Phil Knight

He is the co-founder of the brand, Nike. He started Nike with Bill Bowerman, his coach, in 1964 by the name Blue Ribbon Sports. Currently, he is the chairman of the company and previously served as its CEO.

8. Lakshmi Mittal

He is an Indian Business Tycoon based in United Kingdom. He is also known by the name of ‘King of Steel’ being the CEO of world’s largest steel making company, ArcelorMittal.

He has been one of the richest person of the world, named ‘Business person of 2006’ by Sunday Times, ‘Person of the year’ by Financial Times and ‘International Newsmaker of the Year 2006’ by Time Magazine.

9. Dietrich Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz is an Austrian/Croatian billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder of the energy drink brand, Red Bull. Red Bull has the highest market share of any energy drink in the world, with 5.387 billion cans sold in 2013.

He was inspired by an existing energy drink named Krating Daeng in Thailand. He then made up his own energy drink.

10. Shiv Nadar

He is an Indian Industrialist and Philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. HCL was founded in 1976, with an investment of Rs. 187,000.


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